Coxhead Swing Bridge by 'appointment only'

Published: Friday, 14 August 2020

COXHEAD Swing Bridge (20) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal can now only be accessed by appointment.

This has been brought about because of the continuous failure of its automated control system that leaves the bridge unworkable for boaters and so stuck until it can be rectified, Keith Gudgin reports.

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To alleviate this, Canal & River Trust has brought in a booking system, whereby boaters can apply for an appointment for a worker to be at the bridge to operate it and so allow the boat to progress. This came into force today, Friday.

The bridge has failed time after time and is affecting boaters, their being wary of being able to get through, hence this new system of appointments.

No access at week-ends

At this time however there will only be weekday access through the bridge, with no access whatsoever at week-ends.  Bookings can be made between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday by contacting the North West Customer Support Team on 03030 404040.